We have been working with clients affected by paralysing conditions since 1998. Our backgrounds are based in sports and exercise science, remedial therapies and complementary therapies.
David Akroyd-Jones chartered scientist and accredited exercise scientist through the British association of sport and exercise sciences (BASES) founded Physability with Nicky Baldwin in 2003. He is also qualified as a phase IV cardiac rehabilitation instructor and sport and remedial massage.
Nicky Baldwin has worked for 15years in a rehabilitation environment, her last post was at the National rehabilitation centre for the paralysed in Minchinhampton, Stroud before setting up Physability with David Akroyd-Jone in 2003. Nicky also qualified in sports massage, remedial massage and reflexology.
Richard Stoneman was the first therapist in Stroud trained by the Russian physiotherapists from the DIckul Institute In Russia. He is also qualified in sport and remedial massage and continues to provide exercise therapy in London and Stroud.
We also offer Acupuncture and Cold laser therapy from qualified acupuncturist Jan Lloyd-Jones. Jan has been working with individuals affected by paralysis for over 15 years. She has acquired some unique methods during her years of practise. The use of cold laser therapy on pressure sores is one example of the benefits of its healing benefits. Jan also uses thermal imaging to help detect potential muscular strains and sprains. Her approach and methods are unique, check out her web site at www.janetlloyd-jones.co.uk
Osteopathy is provided by two llocally based qualified osteopaths Tony Nevin D.O and Jonathan Nunn D.O. Both very experienced Osteopathic practitioners with a wealth of experience working with individuals affected by paralysis.
Jonathan graduated from the British School of Osteopathy where he taught for twenty years as a clinical tutor; also while in London he ran a busy Harley Street practice. He is based in stroud and available to provide treatment at Physability
Tony has developed his osteopathy over the years working with people, elephants and other wildlife, check out zooost.com for some remarkable work.